10 U.S. Code § 3723 - When Secretary may require

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The Secretary of the Army may order the hospitalization, medical and surgical treatment, and domiciliary care, for as long as necessary, of any member of the Army on active duty, and may incur obligations with respect thereto, whether or not the member incurred an injury, illness, or disease in line of duty, except in the case of a member treated in a private hospital, or by a civilian physician, while on leave of absence for more than 24 hours.

Source

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 215; Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title VI, § 604(f)(1)(D),Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3878; Pub. L. 100–180, div. A, title XII, § 1231(16),Dec. 4, 1987, 101 Stat. 1161.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
3723 10:455e.
32:164d. July 15, 1939, ch. 282; restated Oct. 14, 1940, ch. 875, § 5, 54 Stat. 1137.

The words “under such regulations as he may prescribe”, in 10:455e and 32:164d, are omitted, since the Secretary has inherent authority to issue regulations appropriate to exercising his statutory functions. The reference to 10:455a–455d and 32:164a–164c, and the words “nor any other law of the United States shall be construed as limiting the power and authority”, are omitted, since the revised section makes explicit the authority of the Secretary to require the prescribed hospitalization and care. The words “or in training, under the provisions of section 62—” are omitted as covered by the words “active duty”. The words “in the active military service” are omitted as surplusage. With the exception of 32:62 (4th proviso of last sentence), the references to 32:62–65, 144–146, 183, and 186, in 10:455e and 32:164d, do not refer to members of the Army National Guard of the United States and are therefore omitted from the revised section. 10:455e (1st proviso) and 32:164d (1st proviso) are omitted since they apply only to the National Guard and are covered by section 320 of title 32.
Codification

Pub. L. 100–26, § 7(j)(11),Apr. 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 283, which directed that section 4723 of this title, as amended by section 604(f)(1)(D) ofPub. L. 99–661, be amended by striking out the comma after “disease”, could not be executed because no section 4723 of this title has been enacted. The probable intent of Congress was to amend section 3723 of this title. Pub. L. 100–180, § 1231(16), cited as a credit to section 3723 above, made an identical amendment to section 3723.
Amendments

1987—Pub. L. 100–180struck out the comma after “disease”.
1986—Pub. L. 99–661, substituted “incurred an injury, illness, or disease” for “was injured, or contracted a disease”.
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–661applicable with respect to persons who, after Nov. 14, 1986, incur or aggravate an injury, illness, or disease or die, see section 604(g) ofPub. L. 99–661, set out as a note under section 1074a of this title.

 

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